Biochemists and Biophysicists in California
Considering a career as a Biochemist or Biophysicist in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Biochemists and Biophysicists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Biochemists and Biophysicists in California is growing faster than average.
Biochemists and Biophysicists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Biochemists and Biophysicists Work in California?
In 2018, there were 5,160 Biochemists and Biophysicists working in the state.
There were 4,480 Biochemists and Biophysicists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 680 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 330 Biochemists and Biophysicists working in it, which means California has more Biochemists and Biophysicists than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Biochemists and Biophysicists in this state are growing at a rate of 14.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.4%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 520 annual job openings, and 5,700 total jobs in 2026 for Biochemists and Biophysicists in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 3,200 annual jobs and 35,100 total jobs in 2026.
What do Biochemists and Biophysicists Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Biochemists and Biophysicists ranged from $53,060 to $168,130 with $90,450 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.51 to $80.83. The median hourly rate was $43.48.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.47 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $1.99.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Biochemists and Biophysicists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Biochemists and Biophysicists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||2,000||$105,700|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||1,570||$72,950|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||550||$99,910|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||550||$81,650|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||60||$120,970|
Top States for Biochemists and Biophysicists Employment
The table below shows the states where most Biochemists and Biophysicists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Biochemists and Biophysicists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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